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    Quote Originally Posted by brog1411 View Post
    Can I also see trenchers on despersdos.

    I'm in a toss up dh or trenchers. I have a mix of grass, dirt, skatepark, gravel.. eastern ky crap lol

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    Sure I'll throw up a pic later this evening of them side by side
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swampthing View Post
    Sure I'll throw up a pic later this evening of them side by side
    Thanks Swamp.

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    Well my trip to the park with my MERV ended in another random breakage. Not really a breakage, but the pin that holds the steel cvd to the axel somehow disappeared. The rubber pin retainer ring was still in place, so the pin must have somehow snuck past the retainer. At any rate here are a few comparison pictures...don't pay any attention to the rear of my truck lol:









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    Thanks Swampy.. I still can't decide. Lol dang it


    But I finally got to drive mine. Bone stock on provided NIMH 1200.. it was a Blast.. probably my most favorite rc to date. It preformed a lot better than I thought. The stock tires are so so. No real hook up on pavement and mediocre at best in grass..

    I have ordered the led light kit because we'll dang it i think it'll be cool lol..

    Still deciding on tires..

    Tonight I ran mostly blacktop parking lot with the occasional grass.

    Usually I hit blacktop, gravel roads, skate park with that slick concrete and general grass/woods dirt clay bashing.. lol.. I know I probably need both sets of tires lol I don't think there is a one does all is there???


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    Honestly I think I prefer the Trenchers. Did some high speed runs on loose dirt today with the Hawgs and the back kept washing out and just spinning the truck around. I bought the Hawgs to mostly use on pavement to preserve the blocker tread of the Trenchers. But if I were to only have one set of go Trenchers.

    I agree the MERV VXL is a lot of fun. I tend to enjoy it even more than my big E Revo and my Mamba Monster Slash 4x4. I love the 1/16 size and always enjoy running it in and around playgrounds while my 3 year old plays. The MERV fits down a slide nicely lol!
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    I added the Traxxas light kit,and upgraded to the T-BONE Chassis kit and wheelie bar




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    What did you do to your Merv today?

    I got some proline 2.2 sand paws for a bashing spot (it's pure sand) and mounted them on rpm revolver front wheels so they don't rub the body. I will have to mill the inside where you mount the hex as it is too thick for the nut to attach.

    I know it looks awkward with the front 2 tires being stock but I plan to run this in 2wd. (Front center shaft removed)
    Last edited by traxxasfan21; 08-18-2016 at 10:49 PM.
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    Any reason you didn't go for these?

    https://www.prolineracing.com/tires/...tires-mounted/
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    What did you do to your Merv today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Swampthing View Post
    Any reason you didn't go for these?

    https://www.prolineracing.com/tires/...tires-mounted/
    I plan to use them for another build I am doing.

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    What did you do to your Merv today?

    Fair enough, I have them on mine rear only and they work great for what it's worth.
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    I got the Dremel onto the Titus rims for more bling.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Longdoggy View Post
    Finished some mods and new body paint job.

    Installed long travel rockers with purple long summit springs on all four corners. Added on summit body mounts.
    Added summit front and rear bumpers with 6 LEDs mounted in slots.
    New raptor body painted yellow.

    I think it came out pretty well. I'll get some more pictures outside when I run it.






    Reflecting on this build is what I did to my merv today.

    It's sitting on my workbench looking like crap. The paint I used was a water based (which I never used before) and about 90% chipped off.
    I took the merv to a very large 1/10th SCT and Buggy course and ran it a few months back. It handled pretty well, but we got quite dirty and took quite a beating.

    As it stands today:
    - Body off and prepped for repaint with the right paint! Color looks about a close match and will serve its purpose. The body is not in bad shape, just a ton of paint loss.
    - dirty as crap. It needs a tear down and cleaning after the track day. Shocks seem to have leaked out oil as the compression and rebound has become springy.
    - half the lights don't work because of bent wires; I think I can fix this with epoxy.
    - I'd love to outfit with a set of trenchers after the clean up.

    This project is in line behind:
    1) Fresh build from kit X-Ray NT1
    2) OFNA Hyper 10tt rebuild and restore
    3) OFNA Hyper 10tt conversion to SC/Street Speed Demon
    4) MERV






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    Guess I ended this one

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    I installed new rockets (partno 7034) and the aluminum caps for the pivot balls (partno 7033X).

    Theres much less movement of the pivot balls now.

    As well I installed the front A-Arms from RPM (partno 80692) - they look much more massive than the original ones.

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    What did you do to your 1/16 E-revo or Slash today?

    There’s a thread like this on the Slash 4x4 forum that has tons of interesting tid bits in it, thought I’d start one here.

    I’ll start...

    I was running a few rounds of 3s batteries and testing out my voltage and temp telemetry and found that my ESC STILL overheats on 3s although my motor is nice and cool. Couple hours later I am back with a 25mm yeah racing fan on my ESC.. still testing but looking much better now on temps.




    What did you do today?

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    Converted my Mini Slash to a Mini Rally!




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    installed new shock springs which made the motor fail

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    Quote Originally Posted by stustaff View Post
    installed new shock springs which made the motor fail
    That is some bad luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzly03 View Post
    That is some bad luck.
    you've got to laugh really.

    just one of those crazy things, I sat there thinking "I thought swapping shocks was a simple low risk procedure!!"

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    I realized my two fans where actually overloading the BEC on the ESC. Soldered together some female jst plugs into a trx adapter so I can run fans off of a second battery - works great although the increased voltage to the fans make them roar like a fighter jet. It’s good though that I found a use for the nimh battery that came with the merv and I can run a full 3s battery without overheating now.

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    Hi!

    Here's a couple of videos i shot over the weekend, took my brand new E-Revo for a few rides :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBjwOMnJnzc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHhHGn3J7IY

    Everything still pretty much stock, but looking forward to upgrade it in the future.... was definitely great fun!

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